Integrative Counselling and E.M.D.R. Therapist in Littlehampton, West Sussex
Feeling low, anxious, 'out of sorts' or been
affected by trauma?
Don't want to 'burden' your friends anymore?
Then let me introduce myself to you:-
My name is Helen and I have run my own successful practise for many years in Littlehampton, near Bognor Regis, Chichester and Worthing and am privileged to have used mtIntegrative Counsellor and E.M.D.R. Therapist skills to help my clients on their journey. Integrative Counsellor means that I am able to use whatever style of therapeutic intervention that suits the presenting issue at my premises in Littlehampton, near Bognor Regis, Chichester and Worthing, including E.M.D.R.. I am an Integrative Counsellor and E.M.D.R. Therapist who can sit quietly and just listen, although I will challenge your thought process and possibly join some dots for you, so there is learning involved.
The counselling I offer is usually weekly, although I am happy to work fortnightly, working either face to face, via the Zoom platform or the telephone. (Please note that it is not appropriate to use E.M.D.R. over the telephone). My fee is payable either at the session or before the session and the counselling or E.M.D.R. session lasts for fifty minutes.
My working hours are 10am - 8pm Monday to Friday inclusive and there is parking directly outside the premises which is located within a few minutes of the 700 bus route stop. Unfortunately I do not have a waiting room, so please wait outside until your session time and then ring the door.
E.M.D.R. is used to treat and help people recover from distressing events and possible behaviour and affects of that event, i.e. flashbacks, depression, upsetting thoughts. When a person is involved in a traumatic event, they may feel overwhelmed and their brain may be unable to fully process what is going on. The memory of the event seems to become “stuck” so that it remains very intense and vivid. The person can re-experience what they saw, heard and smelt and the full force of the distress they felt whenever the memory comes to mind.
EMDR aims to help the brain “unstick” and reprocess the memory properly so that it is no longer so intense. It also helps to desensitise the emotional impact of the memory, so that you can think about the event without experiencing such strong feelings.
EMDR is recognised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Here is a link if you wish to find out more information: https://emdrassociation.org.uk
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within The Ethical Framework. I am also affiliated to BUPA, Health Assured, Carefirst and am a member of E.M.D.R. Association UK & Ireland.
I know that counselling can change things. There is another way to live, you just have to believe and go with the process!
I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with:
- Bereavement or Loss
- Coping with illness
- Low self-esteem or Low Confidence
- Work related issues